Cochrane Switzerland seeks Scientific Collaborator (0.6 FTE)

Cochrane Switzerland, based at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Lausanne University Hospital, seeks immediately or by agreement a

Scientific Collaborator (0.6 FTE).

Cochrane ( is an international independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research accessible for those who need to make decisions about health. Cochrane is a not-for-profit organisation with contributors from over 120 countries working together to produce credible and accessible health information (in particular, systematic reviews) that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Cochrane Switzerland is an Associated Cochrane Centre and active in all three language regions (

Roles: Contribute to the development of Cochrane Public Health Europe (i.e. the European satellite of the Cochrane Group for public health reviews, and Cochrane Switzerland in general. Contribute to dissemination and knowledge transfer projects, in particular in German language. Contribute to training and review projects as mandated by third parties.   

Profile: Training in medicine or health sciences (Master degree or equivalent); training in public health desirable. Relevant working experience of 2 years or more. Knowledge of methods of epidemiology and concepts of evidence-based health care. Excellent proficiency and writing skills in German; at least intermediate proficiency in French and English. Fluent use of electronic communication tools. Team player but able to work with partners in an international network.

Place of work: IUMSP Lausanne (with possibility to work remotely)

Information: Prof. Bernard Burnand ( / +41 21 314 7255),
Dr. Erik von Elm ( / +41 21 314 6723)

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